In Depth

Sporting time: The best timepieces for all your pursuits

Whether exploring the skies, roads or seas, there is a watch to suit every adrenaline-fuelled adventure

bre_s300_pb_2.jpg.jpg
 
Diving: Bremont Supermarine S300

While the British watchmaker's identity is indelibly intertwined with aviation, its expertise in precision instruments extends far beyond the skies. Its first marine watch, the Supermarine S500, drew on Bremont signatures such as its unique 'Trip-Tick' three-piece case construction and hardening technology to create a robust timepiece just as suited to the rigours of the seas. This year sees an evolution of this model, slimmed down to an eminently wearable 40mm. It still packs in all the essential features you'd expect from a practical diving watch, from screw-down crown and uni-directional bezel to water resistance to 300 metres.

bremont.com

On board: Oyster Perpetual Rolex Yacht-Master II

Whether an experienced sailor or looking for a watch that will survive a leisurely day on deck, Rolex's Yacht-Master II should be one of the first port of calls. This year's version has stayed true to the much-loved timepiece, with aesthetic updates to further enhance its practicality. A triangular marker at 12 o'clock and rectangular marker at 6 o'clock add further legibility to the dial, alongside the hour hand clearly distinguished with a large luminescent disc.

rolex.com

Racing: Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Senna Limited Edition

Taking its name from the Carrera Panamericana, once one of the world's most dangerous races, Tag Heuer's Carrera has serious on-road credentials. This is doubly true for this special edition, created to celebrate 30 years since legendary driver Ayrton Senna won the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time. The timepiece features the brand's Heuer-01 proprietary movement and is stylishly decked out with red highlights in a nod to the spirit of high-speed racing.

tagheuer.com

Aviation: Breitling Colt Skyracer

A good pilot's watch needs to be robust and reliable but, most of all, precise – and when it comes to the latter it's often worth looking beyond just mechanical options. You can put your trust in this latest addition to Breitling's Colt line, which is powered by a thermocompensated Super Quartz movement that is ten times more accurate than standard quartz and has undergone rigorous testing to achieve chronometer status. Its exterior is just as high-tech, constructed from Breitlight, a material lighter than both titanium and steel, yet significantly harder.

breitling.com

Adventure: Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41

Over the decades Tudor's watches have survived sub-zero temperatures, accompanied the para rescue teams of the US Air Force and endured extreme underwater conditions on the wrists of the frogmen of the French Navy. Today, each of its timepieces is rigorously tested to ensure the precision and robustness on which it built its name. This model brings together the best features of its vintage pieces in a versatile and practical 41mm case size.

tudorwatch.com

Recommended

Eight new innovative watches
Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921
The wish list

Eight new innovative watches

The artist’s way: a video call with Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami in his studio, courtesy of the artist
The big interview

The artist’s way: a video call with Takashi Murakami

California dreaming: Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza
Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza
Global lens

California dreaming: Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza

Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph
In Focus

Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches

Popular articles

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Chris Rock stars in the fourth series of Fargo
In Review

TV crime dramas to watch in 2021